NCAA’s Emmert expresses concern over wagering, esports
NCAA President Mark Emmert sounded alarms Thursday on the potential impact of sports betting on college sports, along with how esports should be handled by schools, and stressed a need for additional strides toward diversity at the coaching and administrative levels.
Emmert, speaking in Orlando, Florida, at the NCAA's annual convention, told the membership that they'll need to stick to "values-based bold leadership" to handle those challenges and others going forward.
Emmert: No speedy resolution in basketball corruption cases
NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that new rules allowing the use of information from legal proceedings will help in the investigation of college basketball corruption, though he cautioned that the inquiry is unlikely to be done before the men's tournament begins in March.
Florida State AD Wilcox leaving for executive role at NCAA
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox is leaving for the NCAA, filling the job vacated when Oliver Luck left to run the new XFL.
The NCAA announced Monday that Wilcox will serves as executive vice president of regulatory affairs. Luck, the former West Virginia athletic director, filled that role for four years before stepping down in June.
Column: NCAA needs real reform, not quick repair job
The latest move by the NCAA to give athletes a few more rights highlights shows at least one thing about the people in charge of the cartel that runs college sports.
They can move quickly when their golden goose is threatened.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Athletes at historically black and colleges and universities are closing the gap in the classroom, according to the latest academic report from the NCAA.
Raleigh, N.C. — College basketball played an entire season amid a federal corruption investigation that magnified long-simmering troubles within the sport, from shady agent dealings to concerns over athletes who'd rather go straight to the pros.
After seven months, the NCAA's Commission on College Basketball has completed its work and is ready to issue a report Wednesday on how to fix the sport.
Here's what happens next:
—Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will present the commission's report to university presidents of the NCAA board of governors and Division I board of directors on Wednesday at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — College basketball played an entire season amid a federal corruption investigation that magnified long-simmering troubles within the sport, from shady agent dealings to concerns over athletes who'd rather go straight to the pros.
Now it's time to hear new ideas on how to fix the complex, wide-ranging problems.
NCAA president Dr. Mark Emmert will be the keynote speaker at Wayne State's ninth annual "W Day Brunch" on Saturday, celebrating the start of W Week, which focuses on the history of women's collegiate athletics.
The event also coincides with the 100th anniversary of Wayne State's athletic department.
College basketball will focus on big issues, then 2019 Final Four in Minneapolis
SAN ANTONIO Only a few hours after Villanova won its second national championship in three years, projected rankings were unveiled of the top 25 teams for next season.
The way-too-early unanimous choice for No. 1 was, drumroll please Kansas.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — As the NCAA deals with corruption in college basketball and faces questions about sexual assault scandals on campus, the association is finally moving toward reform on far less somber subject that has been every bit as vexing: transfer rules.
San Antonio — NCAA president Mark Emmert faced his share of tough questions on Thursday in his annual press conference at the Final Four.
A Pac-12 task force on reforming college basketball recommends an end to the NBA's one-and-done rule and allowing players the option to return to school after they're drafted.
When the latest info from an FBI probe scandal encompassed more than two dozen programs last month, it seemed a given the NCAA tournament would suffer aftershocks.
Some of the biggest names in college basketball were mentioned as allegedly being involved in improper benefit cases.
NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert is hopeful the scandal roiling college basketball will lead to major rule changes, but schools paying players is likely a nonstarter.
On the eve of March Madness, Yahoo Sports’ revelation that the FBI had uncovered a web of payments to some of college basketball’s biggest stars exposed yet again the folly of NCAA policy. Some coaches and sports businesspeople already have been indicted in an alleged scheme by which companies,...
College basketball darkened again by new allegations
The first blow to college basketball came in September, when a federal investigation revealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks being funneled to influence recruits.
The games went on under the dark cloud hanging over the sport, the season playing out while everyone wondered when the other sneaker would drop.
Emmert defends NCAA effort to address campus sexual assaults
A day after a report suggested the NCAA could have years ago looked into problems at Michigan State, President Mark Emmert said Saturday that sexual assault allegations against Spartans athletes in 2010 were "widely reported" and already being investigated by law enforcement and the school.
NCAA President Mark Emmert says sexual assault cases involving Michigan State athletes referenced in a letter sent by an advocacy group in 2010 were "widely reported" and already being investigated by law enforcement and the school.
The NCAA announced this week it is opening an investigation into the Michigan State athletic department.
But according to a report Friday night by The Athletic, NCAA president Mark Emmert was alerted in 2010 about dozens of reported sexual assault allegations against Michigan State athletes.
Emmert expects to see quick changes in college basketball
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert intends to act swiftly and decisively to clean up college basketball.
When it happens, he expects everyone in the governing body to jump on board.
With an independent commission looking into alleged corruption in the sport, Emmert used his annual state of the association speech Thursday to ask everyone in attendance to help him turn the commission's recommendations into actual rules by the start of next season.
Top sports leaders look at ways to address sexual misconduct
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Top leaders from the major professional sports leagues and individual franchises along with high-profile former athletes have begun looking at ways to avoid the kinds of sexual misconduct scandals that have rocked the world of politics and the entertainment industry.
NCAA president urges change to basketball to restore trust
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major changes are needed in college basketball before the 2018-19 season to show the public that the NCAA is capable of governing the sport in the wake of a bribery scandal, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday.
Wednesday’s Sports in Brief
The NCAA says it will form a commission to study the inner workings of college basketball in response a federal investigation into bribery and fraud that rocked the sport and implicated several assistant coaches.
The NCAA announced the commission Wednesday and said former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will lead the committee.
NCAA to form commission in response to bribery scheme
The NCAA said it will form a commission to study the inner workings of college basketball in response a federal investigation into bribery and fraud that rocked the sport and implicated several assistant coaches.
The NCAA announced the commission Wednesday and said former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will lead the committee.
NCAA head in Tokyo to offer advice on college sports body
TOKYO (AP) — NCAA president Mark Emmert offered Japanese sports industry leaders advice on forming their own collegiate athletics association on Wednesday.
Japan is seeking to become one of the few countries outside the United States to establish an NCAA-type governing body for college sports. Emmert spoke to sports officials and representatives from more than 20 Japanese universities at a seminar in Tokyo.
Kansas point guard Frank Mason III has received the AP Player of the Year trophy. He averaged 20.9 points, 5.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds in helping his team finish 31-5. Mason is the first Jayhawk to win the award after garnering 37 votes, 21 more than runner-up Josh Hart of Villanova.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — NCAA leaders need a few days to digest the new law that will replace North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill" before deciding whether to bring March Madness and other championship sporting events back to the Tar Heel state.
As for other potential political hot spots, such as Texas where lawmakers are considering a similar bill and where the Final Four will be next year, the NCAA is in no rush to weigh in.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Basketball-mad North Carolina is hoping its move to roll back its "bathroom bill" will help it avoid another costly hit when the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports.
College athletics' governing body has said that it is deciding on locations for tournaments through the spring of 2022 and that it wouldn't award any to North Carolina if the law known as House Bill 2 was still on the books.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on preparations for the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local):
NCAA President Mark Emmert says the governing body of college sports needs to review North Carolina's move to roll back its "bathroom bill" that limited protections for LGBT people.
The bill had led the NCAA to strip the state of championship events.
Emmert said Thursday the plan is to have the board convene in the coming days in hopes of announcing a decision early next week.
The Latest: NCAA plans to review ‘bathroom bill’ deal
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom law" (all times local):
The NCAA plans to review a deal to roll back North Carolina's bathroom bill before it makes a decision on whether to bring neutral-site championships back to the state.
Final Four teams begin preparations for semis in Arizona
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Final Four teams have begun their preparations in Arizona for the last three games of March Madness.
South Carolina, Gonzaga, North Carolina and Oregon are in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale ahead of two semifinal games on Saturday.
Players and coaches are meeting with reporters on Thursday to talk about what's ahead.
Ex-Tenn AD Joan Cronan earns NCAA’s Pat Summitt Award
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Tennessee women's athletic director Joan Cronan is the first recipient of the NCAA's new Pat Summitt Award.
The award will annually recognize an individual who positively influenced college athletes and their experiences.
NCAA President Mark Emmert cited Cronan's "exemplary career" in a statement Wednesday. He added she "fostered opportunities for countless young women to succeed in sport and in life."
NCAA promotes Gavitt to new position to oversee basketball
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert has expanded Dan Gavitt's role to the new position of senior vice president of basketball.
Gavitt will oversee all basketball issues and planning for men's and women's basketball in all three divisions. He will continue to manage the governing body's partnerships with television networks for the men's tournament.
NCAA honors man who inspired ALS ice bucket challenge
BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts man who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that has raised millions of dollars for ALS research received a hand-delivered award from the NCAA on Tuesday.
Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball captain who touched off the viral-video craze, was given the NCAA's 2017 Inspiration Award at a ceremony in his living room.
Man who inspired ice bucket challenge receiving NCAA award
BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — NCAA officials plan to hand deliver an award to the former Boston College baseball captain who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon that raised millions of dollars for ALS research.
The collegiate sports organization says Pete Frates can't attend an awards celebration in Nashville, Tennessee. this January to accept the 2017 Inspiration Award because the neurodegenerative disease is progressing.
Emmert: ‘Pleased’ to see Penn State football thriving again
NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert says he is pleased to see how well Penn State's football team has bounced back from the sanctions the program received in 2012 after the Sandusky scandal.
No. 5 Penn State (11-2) is having its best season since Jerry Sandusky, a longtime assistant of late Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno, was arrested in 2011 for sexually abusing boys. The Nittany Lions won their last nine games and the Big Ten title.
NCAA: Graduation rates up for black men’s basketball players
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The NCAA announced Tuesday that 77 percent of black men's Division I basketball players who entered college in 2009 earned a degree within six years, up five points from a year earlier and a record high.
The NCAA president is set to visit the campus he once led
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association is set to visit the university he once led as chancellor.
Mark Emmert visits LSU Thursday. He's scheduled to give an evening lecture on "Leadership in Challenging Times."
Emmert was the LSU chancellor from 1999 to 2004. The university says in a news release that he is giving the lecture as the inaugural "Brian and Barbara Haymon Distinguished Visiting Professor."
NCAA president says association won’t push ACC on NC law
NCAA President Mark Emmert says it is up to the Atlantic Coast Conference to decide whether it wants to follow the association's lead and pull events out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.
The NCAA on Monday announced that it would relocate seven championship events from North Carolina to other states based on the organization's commitment to an "inclusive atmosphere for all college athletes, coaches, administrators and fans."
The NCAA enforcement department reduced the average duration of its most serious cases by nine percent while its case load grew by 26 percent over the last three years, according to an internal review.
The department underwent an overhaul that included new leadership and personnel, along with numerous reforms, starting in 2013. Jon Duncan was named director of enforcement in 2014. The changes came at a time when NCAA enforcement was receiving criticism for mishandling the...
The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are a hoping to host sanctioned college sports events.
The NCAA board of governors' decision comes a day after the NBA announced it would pull its All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of its objections to a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.